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Martins, 'I'm close to moving to Newcastle despite all the initial setbacks. Eighty per cent of the deal with Newcastle is completed.

'Playing in the Premiership has been a long-term ambition and I am extremely delighted with the prospect of concluding that in the next couple of days.'

(This quote came yesterday afternoon)It is still to be seen if Pompey will make a late swoop for the player.




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Date:Tuesday August 22 2006

Time: 5:24PM

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Yes but I understood Mr S was already in negotiation with them, or was that the kiss of death? Where does all this stuff come from? Have we c***ed up again?
bstanle
To be far for an outsider looking in, at this stage why should he overlook Newcastle for us. It's a bit like us being snubbed for Brighton foe example. Give a year or so & we may compete but we have to back it up on & off the pitch.
storagematt
who cares? he's 27 really not 21. all thanks to a doctored passport. plus he'll be linking up with Shola amoebi. hardly the most terrifying strike force in the premiership. I'm sure he'll score home and away against us but Pompey could spend 10m better elsewhere.
The Rabbi
If Peter Storey's trying to sign him that should be enough to make him sign for Newcastle.
Steve C
any time it is quoted "backed by Sasha Gaydamk's millions" we dont get the player in question & ive seen it all over this one!!! I really dont know how good this guy is anyway, has anyone watched him?
CharlieChimes
he's excellant, he may be 80% of the way to newcastle but he may not have heard what pompey have to offer yet
lmatthews
He is a top player, without doubt. The age thing does smell a bit.
storagematt
We can offer him a better wage packet and match any Newcastle offer. I think Peter Storie will nab him at the last minute. I would love to see him at Portsmouth and so would the board. I think this is one that Pompey won't let go without a fight.
POMPEYMEV
Great skillful player, doesn't score alot of goals but will certainly help Lua Lua, Toddy, Benji & Kanu score many and remember this Fernades guy is still floating about with his skill.
nelson
pompey night in the forum now!
lmatthews
I think someones been into the MARTINIS if they think we are getting this one fom under the Geordies noses.
pompeygray
I hope we get him!!!!!!!!!!!
Westov
we haven't
lmatthews
he'll be a toon player tonight 100 matres in just under 11 secs and great ability on the ball and a great goalscorin record
geordie boys
 

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